The Royal Family’s latest job posting is “disastrously” disconnected, given the family’s wealth and opulence, a royal commentator has said.
The latest vacancy to appear on the royal job board, a personnel security adviser for the royal family, sees applicants requiring a security degree, experience and the confidence to “do vital work”.
In the advertising, the post advises applicants that they will “make important decisions every day” and “help protect a world-class institution”.
The post oversees screening duties at the Palace, Windsor Castle, Sandringham and Balmoral, with the potential candidate working five days a week at what has been described as a “meager” rate of $ 24 an hour.
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The salary, which stands at around $ 48,000 a year, has been criticized by critics who say it is a paltry sum compared to the “incomprehensible” wealth of the royal family.
The mirror Liam gilliver called the of the Queen wealth a “double-edged sword” and said the publicity was “catastrophic” given that family costs the UK around $ 128 million a year.
“Everyone knows that the monarchy brings money to the country – but is that an excuse to offer such a low salary compared to their own wealth?” he said.
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Advertising “out of touch” is another thorn in the side of the royal family, according to Gilliver, given the results of a recent YouGov survey which found more than 40% of 18-24 year olds would prefer an elected head of state rather than a king or queen.
Salary is also under scrutiny given the lavish and opulent lifestyle of the Royal Family, especially in terms of weddings.
According to reports, the cost of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding fell by around $ 61 million, while Prince William and Kate Middleton cost around $ 48 million.
prince charles and that of Princess Diana marriage in 1981 was a particularly grandiose affair, would cost between $ 100 and $ 157 million.
However, the great royal events also bring in significant sums to the country thanks to tourism.
In 2018, London saw a sales boom of $ 108 million thanks to Harry and Meghan’s royal wedding. In his high court battle against Sunday mail, Meghan claimed the wedding brought the UK more than $ 1.8 billion in tourism revenue.
William and Kate’s marriage proved particularly lucrative for the economy, bringing a A $ 3.8 billion tourism boom in the UK at the time.
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